Need a little help taming the clutter in your home? Let’s face it, we can all use a little help in this area. One of the best ways to stop clutter in its tracks is to create a place where you can drop and store some of your “stuff” as soon as it enters your house. We’re talking about shoes, bookbags, sporting equipment, coats, dog leashes, umbrellas, etc. This is where a mudroom can save the day by providing your household with a functional space filled with customized storage to support your family’s lifestyle. Over the years we've created a lot of helpful resources for those who are thinking of remodeling or creating a new mudroom. We recommend reviewing the 4 listed below if you are considering one in your near future.
Design Tips for Functional Mudrooms
Every household can benefit from a mudroom. Families with children and pets appreciate this room for supplying the all-important drop and go zone for daily comings and goings. Even adult-only households recognize the benefits of having a place to store cold and wet weather necessities, shoes, cleaning supplies, and other items you want to have easy access to but keep out of the main areas of your home. Mudrooms can range widely in square footage, from a small alcove or hallway to a generously sized room. Thompson Remodeling has designed highly functional mess-taming spaces of all sizes and the secret to doing it well is maximizing every inch.
Multipurpose to the Max: The Mudroom & Laundry Room Combo
It’s true that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but there are two other areas in a home that are the true workhorses – mudrooms and laundry rooms! Mudrooms have become “must-haves” in new homes and folks who have decided to stay in their current homes are requesting them as part of their overall renovation plans. They keep the household organized and make comings and goings a whole lot easier. A mudroom can be completely customized to suit your individual family and all of the “stuff” you want and need to have handy – from coats and shoes to sports equipment and backpacks.
The Essential Mudroom - Maximized Storage & Style
I can remember when a mudroom was just a simple room off of the garage with a few shelves and maybe a sink. Thankfully, designers and remodelers have realized that the mudroom can be so much more! Even tight spaces can be maximized to provide the much-needed functional storage space every family needs to keep a variety of “stuff” organized. Depending on your lifestyle, that “stuff” can include the obvious coats, scarves, gloves and shoes, but can also extend to sporting equipment, pet necessities, school books, computer bags, and cleaning supplies. Honestly, you can design a great mudroom to accommodate all sorts of storage and Thompson Remodeling has worked with many Grand Rapids families to do just that.
Project Spotlight: A Mudroom Remodel with Mucho Storage & Style
Here's a remodeling story that's close to my heart. In fact, it's actually about my own home! Have you noticed how popular mudrooms remodels have become over the past several years? Well, when you have a family of five, including three youngsters and a dog, it really becomes a necessity. Unfortunately, our home didn't have one and we were in desperate need to create a space to manage our comings and goings that would connect to the rest of our home. Kristin came up with a fantastic design that not only allowed us to do just that, but it also included space for our guests and a family command center.